Engaging with Everyday Sounds - cover image

Copyright

Marcel Cobussen;

Published On

2022-11-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-392-5
Hardback978-1-80064-393-2
PDF978-1-80064-394-9
HTML978-1-80064-672-8
XML978-1-80064-397-0
EPUB978-1-80064-395-6
AZW3978-1-80064-396-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

118 pages (118)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 8 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.31" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 11 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.43" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback238g (8.40oz)
Hardback409g (14.43oz)

Media

Illustrations36
Audio24

BIC

  • AVA
  • JHMC
  • TTA
  • HPS
  • HPX

BISAC

  • MUS020000
  • TEC001000
  • MUS054000

Keywords

  • exploration
  • sounds in everyday life
  • human actions
  • emotions
  • imagination
  • sonic studies
  • sonic materialism

Engaging with Everyday Sounds

'Engaging With Everyday Sounds' is a rich and inspiring exploration of the role of sounds in everyday life, including their impact on human actions, emotions, and imagination. Marcel Cobussen intertwines sonic studies with philosophy, sound art, sociology and more to create an impressively lucid and innovative guide to sonic materialism, calling for a re-sensitization to our acoustic environment and arguing that everyday sounds have (micro)political, social, and ethical impact to which we should attend.

Exploring the intellectual history of sound studies as well as local, global, and temporal sonic geographies, Cobussen weaves audio files, images, and journal excerpts into his work to create a multimodal monograph that explores the relationships of humans, nonhumans, and their environments through sound. This accessible and interdisciplinary collection of short, powerful essays will be valuable reading for both academics and the general reader interested in sound studies, sound art, philosophy, or the sociology of everyday life—and for anyone keen to think about the sonic in new and engaging ways.

Endorsements

This book is an accessible and in depth journey through the practice of sonic materialism. Cobussen guides the reader through philosophical thinking intertwining these concepts with sonic studies to create a beautiful and innovative guide to sonic materialism in everyday life. The work is unique not only in its academic argument, which is deeply convincing, but also in the style it is written: Cobussen’s writing brings a text that will engage academics beyond sonic studies, in areas of philosophy, sociology and politics to think about the sonic, in new and engaging ways.

Dr Jacqueline Waldock

University of Liverpool

Contents

1 Introduction

(pp. 6–11)
  • Marcel Cobussen

2 Framing

(pp. 12–37)
  • Marcel Cobussen
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6 Coda

(pp. 96–105)
  • Marcel Cobussen